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Mexico in Train Tarahumara

OVERVIEW

Known as “El Chepe”, the train Chihuahua – Pacifico travels between the cities of Chihuahua and Los Mochis in Sinaloa. It passes by the gullies of copper and famous viewpoints like Creel and Bahuichivo. This program includes a visit to the town of Cerocaui and lodging at hotels with a view to the amazing gullies Urique and Tararecua. It also includes long walks. The trip in the train lasts 4 days. 

 

DETAILED PROGRAM 

DAY 01: CHIHUAHUA

Arrival at Chihuahua and transport to the hotel. Sightseeing around the city to visit the Cathedral, the University Cultural Center (used to be Quinta Gameros, the house of Pancho Villa), the Museum of the Revolution, the Colonial Aqueduct, and the Murals of the Presidential Palace.

 

DAY 02: CHICHUAHUA – CREEL

Transport from 05.00 to 05.30 a.m. to the train station to board the Chihuahua train (breakfast included). Upon arrival at Creel at 11.20 hrs, transport to the hotel. In the afternoon, walk around Creel to visit the Lake Arareco, the mission of San Ignacio, the “Valley of the Mushrooms”, the “Valley of the Frogs” and an inhabited Tarahumara cave.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 03: CREEL – BARRANCAS

Free morning to rest, walk or visit some Tarahumara handicrafts store. We recommend a visit to the Museum of Tarahumara Art. At 11.20 hrs we will board the train towards the worldly famous gullies of copper, where we will arrive at 13.05 hrs. After lunch, we will walk to different viewpoints of the gully.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

 

DAY 04: GULLIES OF BAHUICHIVO

In the morning, tour to the different viewpoints, including “Piedra Volada”, one of the most famous, located on a enormous projection which has a big loose rock, where tourist climb to balance it from one side to another. It is also possible to enjoy the impressive gullies del Cobre, Urique and Tararecua. Walk by the viewpoints, where beautiful photographs can be taken. Meals at the hotel. Departure in train at 12.54 hrs towards the station of Bahuichivo. Arrival at 14.17 hrs and transport to the hotel, located at the town of Cerocahui. During the trip unusual rock formations and waterfalls can be seen. Lodging with American plan (3 meals included).

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

 

DAY 05: BAHUICHIVO – LOS MOCHIS

In the morning, tour to the viewpoint of the hill “Cerro del Gallego”, the most impressive view of all the system of gullies, at 7,500 ft, and the canyon “Urique”. The tour lasts 3 ½ hours. Afterwards, transport to the train station at 14:17 towards “Los Mochis”. Arrival at 20.50 hrs. Transport to the hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 06: LOS MOCHIS – MEXICO (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED)

Transport to the airport. Flight to Mexico city. Reception and transport to the hotel. Free afternoon and night. At night, optional visit to Garibaldi to enjoy a folkloric show (60 US$).

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

DAY 07: MEXICO CITY AND MUSEUM OF THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION

We start with a panoramic tour around the modern and ancient streets of the Mexican capital, like the Avenida Reforma until we reach the historic center to visit the cathedrals and the national palace. Afterwards we will visit the remains of Tenochtitlan as well as the palace of beaux arts and other important buildings.  We will visit the Museum of Anthropology and History, where we will enjoy the Maya and Azteca cultures. Finally, we will have lunch at the restaurant La Hacienda de los Morales, specialized in Mexican food. Transport to the hotel. At night, optional visit to Garibaldi, where we will go to “Guadalajara de noche” to enjoy ranchera music as well as folkloric dances (US$ 60 per person).

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

DAY 08: ACOLMAN CONVENT – TEOTIHUACAN PYRAMIDS

Visit to the Viceregal Museum of Acolman, where the ex-Agustin convent of XVI century is preserved. The ex-convent was opened to the general public in 1925. In 1960, several restorations of the mural paintings and the chapels were made. The heritage consists of paintings and religious objects of the viceregal times. A historical account of the ex-convent is offered: its construction, the distribution and use of the rooms and the multiple floods it suffered due to an error in the construction, as well as the process of restoration. The religious theme is expressed in a collection of virgins. Lunch (included) at La Gruta. Afterwards, we will visit Teotihuacan, also known as the City of the Gods. Upon arrival we will visit the main architectonic sites and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, which can be climbed. Back to the hotel.

We suggest to previously request a reservation for the national folkloric ballet or a dinner at the revolving restaurant “Bellini”, at the 50th floor of the World Trade Center.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

 

DAY 09: MEXICO

Transport to the airport of Mexico city.

Included meals: Breakfast.

 

ALL SERIVCES IN THIS PROGRAM ARE PRIVATE SERVICES

 

Included:

  • Transport in deluxe touristic vehicles
  • Guide with credentials of the Ministry of Tourism
  • Tickets to the sites to be visited
  • Meals specified in the program
  • Breakfasts include juice, coffee or tea
  • When included, lunches and dinners without beverages
  • All taxes